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Arminius (Irmin or Hermann) of the Germanic Cherusci tribe. An alliance of Germanic tribes under his command defeated the imperial Roman army at the battle of Teutoberg Forest in 9 C.E.

Roman Legionary in the army of Augustus, 32-31 BC. by Angus McBride.

illustration of Angus Mcbride showing roman army warriors during the invasion of Britain in the 1st century AD

Arminius (Armin) defeated a Roman army in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 C.E. Arminius is highly regarded for his military leadership skills and as a defender of the liberty of his people, the Germanic tribes.

The last battle of the Roman Empire was in 451AD between an alliance of Rome (which was failing) and the Visigoths in France (Gaul) against Attila the Hun and the Huns. The Romans won a strategic and decisive victory, and later the Huns were wiped out by the Teuton tribes after losing this battle. Although it was a major victory it did not stop Rome from collapsing and finally being sacked in 476. Rome staggered on for some time afterwards but it was never the same or powerful again.

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Angus McBride, late Roman warriors

La mort de Théodoric aux Champs Catalauniques par Angus McBride

Roman warriors vs Carthage by Angus McBride

Roman Emperor Trajans war with the Dacians - art by Angus McBride